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Installation problem Sneak Preview 6.40...


my 6.40 installation dumps quite early with the message:

The step check_base_software with step key (...) was executed with status ERROR. In the log file, there is the message "The database software on the host has the version: 74, the software on CD: 75. The database client software is out of range. Upgrade the database client software and retry this installation!"

I deleted my 630 before starting, including the SAPDB manager version 74 and SQLStudio, as well as most registry entries (I still have the ABAP engine 620 though, but I'd like to keep it and it worked fine in parallell with my old 630).

What's the problem?



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    Posted on Mar 03, 2004 at 08:13 AM

    Hello Trond,

    I've got the same error message yesterday, as I tried to install the Sneak Preview 6.40 on my computer. The solution was to uninstall the complete SAPDB software with the following commands:

    dbmcli -d C11 -u control,control db_drop

    This removes the database instance.

    sdbuninst –all

    Removes all installed packages.

    I hope you still have the tools installed to get the software removed. After the uninstall the installation of the Sneak Preview 6.40 worked smoothly.



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    • Trond,

      that was it, you were running two db instances at the same time. This is impossible, as maxdb has services that are alewas called the same - this is no a piece of java software - the services will start always.

      Don't know why I didn't recognize immediately.